Something struck me recently looking at Naomi Harris: in spite of being of a different race to Lois Maxwell, there is a sort of family resemblance between them. Something about the shape of their face and their mannerism in the role. Especially at the end of SF, which of course can easily be explained by the fact that they were revealing Eve as the character. it might be a one off, but I hope not, I hope Harris emulates, without imitating, Maxwell.
But this reminded me that Moneypenny was very inconsistently pictured from actress to actress. Of course, like for Q we had one actress playing her for a very long period of time, but what followed was very different from Maxwell's portraiture. Caroline Bliss was a cliché 80s secretary, with glasses and all, while Samantha Bond ended up playing her like a groupie in DAD, and making bad innuendos. They were both very different from the original. I find it interesting than in SF, they made a Q very different from Llewellyn's take, to avoid making a poor imitation, while for Moneypenny they seem, at least near the end, to make one closer to the original. Of course, I am not talking about the background of Eve Moneypenny, which I still find questionable. But even then, the affectionate yet platonic interaction she has with Bond is akin to Maxwell's Moneypenny's.
Or is it only me?